Antelope Intros: Cassaundra Singleton
Antelope Intros is a recurring GCU Today feature that introduces some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is fun and informative. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.
Job title: University development counselor
Job location: North Texas Region outside of Dallas
What attracted you to GCU? Its Christian aspect, mission and community-outreach efforts.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I love to travel. I try to take at least one short weekend trip each month. I go on a cruise every year with my family.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about helping students pursue their goals. I believe in the benefits of higher education. It gives me great joy to encourage and motivate others to obtain a degree.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? My father lives in Chandler, and I enjoy visiting him. Each time I visit during the Christmas holiday, we go to Phoenix Zoo Lights.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I played the drums from sixth grade through college. I received a band scholarship to attend college and have played every percussion instrument.
What are you most proud of? My children. My husband passed away unexpectedly the day before Thanksgiving in 2010. At the time, my youngest child was 3 and my oldest child was 16. Since then, my older children have graduated from high school and gone off to college. I am so proud of them for continuing on the road to success.